La CilfaCyclette

Discover the French culture and learn French whilst cycling!

A cycling tour of the « Bauges » by the cycle tracks in 4 days.The route (flat and about 45 km a day, accessible to anybody and mostly on cycle tracks) goes along Alpine lakes, through Savoyard countryside and vineyards (visit of a vine and wine museum, cheese and wine tasting sessions). We will discover mediaeval towns, castles, the Olympic city of Albertville, Chambéry and its university and the spa town of Aix-les-Bains.
Maximum of 10 participants, minimum of 4
Noon : Picnic
Evenings : Various meals


From Thursday 16th August at noon, to Sunday 19th August 2018 in the afternoon.

Route Accomodation / Meals Visits, Highlights
Day 1

Thursday 16th August

Annecy – Albertville
50 km

Albertville campsite

Noon : Picnic
Evening : Dinner in town

– Spectacular “greenways” of Lake Annecy

– Industrial site of Ugine

– Albertville, olympic city

– Conflans, médiéval town

Day 2

Friday, 17th August

Albertville – Montmélian
45 km

L’Escale campsite, Ste-Hélène du lac

(with a pool)

Noon : Picnic
Evening : Barbecue

– Glance at Miolans castle

– Cycling through the vineyards of Savoie with a wine-tasting session presented during a visit of a vine and wine museum

Day 3

Saturday 18th August

Montmélian – Bourget-du-Lac
45 km

Bourget-du-Lac campsite

Midi : Picnic
Evening: restaurant

– Montmélian, solar city, fortress

– St André Lake (at the heart of the vineyards)

– Visit of Chambéry

– Lake Bourget

Day 4

Sunday 19th August

Bourget-du-Lac – Annecy
50 km

Noon : Cheese tasting session from the region – Aix-les-Bains, spa town

– Pont de l’Abîme (suspension bridge).

– Arrival drink in Annecy

Total : 190 km

Price : 150 €
The price includes rent of bicycle, accommodation in campsites, two meals (barbecue and cheese tasting session), visits of Conflans, Albertville, Montmélian, Chambéry, Aix-les-Bains, visit of a winery with a wine-tasting session, linguistic activities and explanations by the teacher Frédéric Michelland throughout the journey.